Rachel Sydlowski


Stag Sunrise, Serigraph on Bristol board, 16 x 22 inches, 2022, $180

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Based in Westchester, NY, and a former resident of the Inwood neighborhood of Upper
Manhattan, Rachel Sydlowski is a visual artist and educator. She makes large-scale
mixed-media installations, sculptures, and prints informed by historical architecture, planned gardens, and native plants. Recent exhibitions include Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Wassaic Project, Meta Open Arts, MoCA Westport, Chashama Space to Connect: Fordham Windows Project, Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York Public Library, and Lehman College Art Gallery. Recent curatorial projects include; Patterns of Power at Empty Set, Bronx, NY, No Nature and Lucky to be Here a digital exhibition through Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos and Bronx Council on the Arts. Selected as a 2021 School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts Traveling Fellow, she will use her fellowship to explore multiple Victorian-era resorts in the wilderness of the Hudson Valley.

Using printmaking as a primary medium I make large-scale installations, collages, and
sculptures. Modular matrices printed on paper cover existing architecture, creating illusionary spaces with wallpapers, furniture, decorative objects, flora, and fauna. Well suited to mimicry and duplication, screenprinting is used to its maximalist effect. Installations consist of hundreds or thousands of discrete prints on paper. I am enchanted by material culture and artifacts of excess while simultaneously wanting to destroy systems that allow disparate polarities to exist. To face and dismantle the past for the sake of new beginnings, even if those beginnings are born of conflicting times is an attempt to avoid repeating grave mistakes. Through this examination and deconstruction of society, I also
engage with the desire to rebuild something better, fair, and just for the future.